LA-based producer AWE has been a favorite since dropping the fantastic Eagle Soul EP on Plastician’s Terrorhythm Recordings last year. However, as good as that EP was, it’s been overshadowed by the purple perfection of his until-now-unreleased track Crystals. Floating around as a radio rip since last summer, Crystals is everything we love about purple music: beautiful melodies, lush chords, crystal-clear production; AWE delivers in excess on all counts. Crystals might be wordless, but the synths manage to convey more emotion and passion than most singers could manage. Be sure to hang on for the synth-solo in the second half as well, as those 30 seconds propel this single into Track of the Year contention.
Crystals is backed by a Djemba Djemba “Nightcore” remix, bringing equally-cute Japanese vocals and tumultuous breaks into the equation. Do yourself and pick this up, out today everywhere.
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